The Daily Walk or Hi Ho Hi Ho It’s Off to Work I Go

One way I take photos is out the window of the car and then pray for a good one. I just put the iPhone up and start shooting as fast as I can.

This photo was taken with my new iPhone X. I have to say that so far I love the camera on the iPhone X. This particular photo doesn’t really do the camera justice. It takes incredibly sharp, crisp, clear photos. I changed this so much, you can’t tell that.

I first put the photo in Enlight which is my go-to editing app on my iPad and iPhone. Then on my iPad, I put it in Lightroom. I really like to use the Color Mix in Lightroom. If I was on my computer, I would have mostly edited the photo in Lightroom. But Adobe still has some things to work out on the iPad. Like when you go to make adjustments, the photo blurs. That makes things difficult for me.

Then I took the photo into Procreate and did the pencil work.

Next, I moved the photo into iColorama. I applied a couple of textures.

My husband is a real purist with photos. I think he is still living back in the 1970’s when photos were done on film. But sometimes, he makes me doubt where I am going with my work.

Last year I really cut back on what I was doing with photos, and I have a great deal of regret, and feel I did nothing but move backwards. I think I just have a different vision. I want to have my photos meet my abstract paintings some place.

We have all these options on our phones and tablets with digital. Why not explore them?

So I already have my New Years resolution for 2018 as to photography, EXPLORE ALL OPTIONS. Leave no stone unturned.

I own a page on Instagram that features artists, photographers and people who do edits. It’s an unusual page as usually an Instagram page just does one of these categories. But I wanted my page, bpa_arts to be as eclectic and interesting as possible. I wanted it to be a place for people who may not fit in any place else to come. I felt that’s where I belonged. I want to belong on my page again.

  10 comments for “The Daily Walk or Hi Ho Hi Ho It’s Off to Work I Go

  1. December 8, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Kerry, you gave me lots to think about here. I’m itching to get a new phone (my contract has been up) and I’m not sure to go with another Samsung or switch to iPhone. I depend on my phone mostly for photos. I’m one of those people who don’t talk on a cellphone. LOL Also I haven’t been in Lightroom for ages and probably by now have forgotten how to use it. (sigh) 😉 I’ve mostly been experimenting with PS knowing that it mostly has the same features as LR. I use a laptop and have gotten away from my iPad. Now for your picture!! Awesome! And I was blown away by all you did. Everything you did do I can do in one place … PS on my laptop. At least I think I can. There is just SO much we as photographers can do today. I’m mostly a purist like your hubby. I don’t know. I just love the look of “natural”. Yes I do play around for special effects. Perhaps I will start doing more of it. I really thank you for giving me some ideas. I’m about to go out today with my Canon in a forest I love due to the “white stuff”. I’ve been fiddling around with must my camera to get “special effects” with a shot. OH if I could just dedicate myself to my cam and my writing … some day some day! LOL 🤗

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    • December 9, 2017 at 12:04 am

      Hi Amy! I have to say I’m envious that you are so proficient and comfortable in PS. When I go in there, I get overwhelmed by it. I am trying to stick to just the most simple things in PS. I use an app to paint on the computer called Painter. It is very complex. So some of what I know there transfers over to PS. I am comfortable in Lr on the computer. But I know there is a lot I don’t use. But on my iPhone and iPad I really know those apps and am very comfortable. The grass is always greener! lol!!! I love the iPhone X. The camera is outstanding. For a phone camera. All the comparison reviews give it the highest marks. The drawback to the Apple camera is that it is a wide angle camera. That drives me nuts at times. But now it does have the hardware zoom which I also find works as a macro lens also. I love all the tons and tons of apps that are available for the iPhone. 💘

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      • December 9, 2017 at 12:08 am

        Huh. Why do you not like the wide angle lens? I like wide angle. Now I am being swayed to that iPhone. I can’t wait to compare my phone’s picture quality to the iPhoneX. And yeah … PS is overwhelming and there is SO much more I have to learn about it. I should start making notes … I’ve done something and then when it’s time to do it again I’m stumped because I’ve forgotten how to do what I did. LOL True. 😂 And those apps are another thing that are swaying me …. oh for these decisions!!! 😂

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      • December 9, 2017 at 2:41 am

        If you like wide angle lens, then the iPhone lens is great! And yeah, the apps are great! Let me know if you get an iPhone and I’ll get you a list of the best apps. I’m a total app junkie.

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      • December 10, 2017 at 6:30 am

        OK, Kerry!!! Thank you for the offer!!! Now to remember your offer …. LOL …. Crossing fingers I do!! Much Love! ☺️

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  2. Carole Jeffries
    December 8, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Wonderful. Really wonderful.


    On Thu, Dec 7, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Kerry C. Mitchell’s Adventures wrote:

    > Kerry C. Mitchell posted: ” One way I take photos is out the window of the > car and then pray for a good one. I just put the iPhone up and start > shooting as fast as I can. This photo was taken with my new iPhone X. I > have to say that so far I love the camera on the iPhone X. Th” >


  3. Peggy Hines
    December 8, 2017 at 9:58 am

    What a great edit job Kerry! I really like your New Year’s resolution as well. Being willing to explore all the options takes courage to leave the “comfortable and known” for the “unknown.” It makes me think about several of your paintings. I think the beauty of them is that just when I think my eye has discovered all the elements, then I rotate it and there’s an entirely new painting to explore. While easy to do with a piece of art, its not as easy when applied to other areas in life. Thanks for a great blog entry!

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    • December 8, 2017 at 9:59 am

      Wow! Thanks so much for the huge compliment, Peggy. I really appreciate it.


  4. December 8, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I really enjoy your perspective, and your resolve to explore all options with photography in 2018, (….and beyond?) I look forward to the results of your adventures!

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